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May 24, 2024

Farrer to stand up against domestic abuse

Category Media Release.

On Saturday 1 June, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School community will participate in a 24-hour fun run, raising funds for local women and children escaping domestic abuse.

The idea to host a fun run came from the Year 12 cohort, who collectively decided to stand up and support this cause.  The event will start at 9:30am on school grounds.

Funds raised from the event will be used to support the Tamworth Women’s and Children’s Refuge and Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program.

Community donations are welcome and can be made by visiting and follow the prompts.

Farrer Memorial Agricultural School Year 12 Coordinator Kylie Milne said:

“As a community of young men, the students felt it was extremely important to raise awareness about violence against women. They all have women in their lives who they love, deeply respect, and cherish. The thought of something happening to any of these women, upsets and worries the boys.”

“As young men they know they are part of the solution. By educating their peers and resolving to always speak up against any type of abuse they aim to help keep girls and women safe. The boys have asked their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and brothers to join them in taking a stand.”

Farrer Year 12 Student Vice-Captain and Member of the Fundraising committee William Hamel said:

“Year 12 as a cohort find that it is becoming more and more important that individual and collective action is taken to raise awareness about domestic violence, as it has become an increasingly terrible part of our society.”

“Farrer Year 12 stands up against abuse and domestic violence as a group of young men knowing the importance of keeping safe the women in our lives.”

TFSS Domestic Violence Service Manager Lynda Townsend said that it means a lot that the Farrer School community has come on board to support this cause.

“Community events like these are a great way start conversations between family, friends and colleagues about what a healthy relationship can look like.”

If you or anyone you know is experience domestic abuse and needs support, please contact 1800 RESPECT or 1800 WDVCAS.